Shelswell W.I. was formed in 1990, by a small group of local women who decided there was a need for a WI to cater for younger women. We continue to attract a younger age group and those young at heart, who prefer a more relaxed, informal atmosphere. Members come from all the surrounding villages and also from Bicester.
We are a friendly, lively group of women from varied backgrounds who enjoy a monthly get together to hear a speaker and socialise with friends.
The group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30pm in Fringford Village hall (unless stated otherwise)
It’s a great way to meet new people and make new friends. We’d love to see you.
Visitors/prospective members may come for two meetings and are asked for £1 for refreshments. Visitors are subsequently invited to join and become fully paid up members.
Just come to the next meeting or for further information contact Lesley Beagent 07729 605670
Annual subscription for 2023/24 is £46, due in April 2023. Dual membership is £22.60.
Pro-rota membership fees available for new to WI members, or those returning after a year’s absence
Benefits of Membership
- Be part of a national membership organisation
- Member Newsletter
- Monthly Oxfordshire Inspires county magazine
- Bi-monthly WI Life national magazine
- Preferential prices for Oxfordshire WI events
- Join second WI at discounted rate
- Attend Group meetings
- Access to members only MyWI website
- Make new friends
- Gain new knowledge
- Take part in new activities
- Take part in campaigning
- Participate in Shelswell Coffee Club
- Monthly walking group
- Access to Shelswell Facebook page
For details of our upcoming meetings and outings see below or please visit the Forthcoming Events page.
Shelswell WI Programme 2023
Fringford Village Hall 7.30pm (unless otherwise stated)
Thursday August 3rd – Summer Walk – Route tba
Thursday September 7th – Objects in the Victorian Household – Stuart Cummings
Thursday October 5th – “Beautifully Different” ladies clothes shop from Brackley
Thursday November 2nd – Memories – making the most of your stuff – Jane Fletcher
Thursday December 7th – members only meal venue tbc
Visitors (normal meetings) – You are welcome to attend are invited to make a donation. We all pay £1 for refreshments
Annual subscription for 2023 is £46.00, payable to the Treasurer, pro-rota rates available for new members joining during the year.